The DDA and Historical Society of West Palm Beach have partnered to bring History Trolley Tours to the Downtown! The 45 minute tour takes place in the 1945 era just as World War II is ending. The tour is lead by “Evelyn Chapman”, a character who is a West Palm Beach native and engaged to a serviceman returning home from the war. She takes patrons on a journey through the Clematis District’s vibrant development and distinctive architectural styles, from the pioneering days of the early 1900s and the real estate boom of the 1920s, to the continued revitalization present today.
DDA Historic Trolley Tours Schedules: January through April
Fridays at 3pm and 4pm | Saturdays at 11:30am and 12:30pm
The Tour departs from the Richard & Pat Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Hwy.
Reservations required for the Downtown West Palm Beach Historic Trolley Tours. To proceed with your reservations, please call (561) 833-8873. Organizer: DDA (Downtown Development Authority)
Cost of the Tour: Only $5 per person
Other Art and Cultural Tips around downtown West Palm Beach
The art and cultural institutions of Downtown West Palm Beach have helped to identify the community. More than $300 million dollars have been invested, pledged, and planned for the many cultural organizations of Palm Beach County, including the Kravis Center, the Florida Science Museum, and many more. These investments have also helped renovate the 1916 County Courthouse, making it Palm Beach County’s first major history museum.
History Museum and Restored Courthouse
The Historic 1916 Court House was the first courthouse constructed in West Palm Beach. Following several decades of change to both its footprint and façade, the building underwent a complete restoration and re-opened to the public in 2008. The Court House is a remarkable destination housing the turn of the century Court Room restored to its original architectural details, as well as the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, operated and maintained by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. – www.historicalsocietypbc.org
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Founded in 1985, The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a non-profit organization that offers exciting and varied programs for all skill levels. The Centre also houses a pro shop at its 33,000 square foot building in City Center. – www.workshop.org
Downtown West Palm Beach Historic Trolley Tours a 45 Minute Journey Through The Clematis District’s Vibrant And Distinctive Streets